Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

Welcome to the Website of the

Medico-Legal Society

The Medico-Legal Society was founded in 1901. Its aim is to promote Medico-Legal knowledge in all its aspects. Its members are lawyers and medical professionals in roughly equal numbers, providing excellent networking opportunities.

The Society normally holds monthly meetings in central London between October and June each year. At each meeting, a well-qualified speaker presents a paper followed by a discussion which continues over drinks and canapés. 

You can view the full programme on our programme page. Continuing education credit for these meetings may be obtained from many organisations, providing excellent value.

Our annual dinner is held at one of London’s many professional or historic venues. By tradition, a distinguished lawyer proposes the toast to “Medicine” and a distinguished doctor proposes the toast to “the Law.” See “News” section for details of this year’s dinner and speakers.

The official organ of the Society is the Medico-Legal Journal which is sent to all full members. It publishes the majority of the papers presented to the Society as well as original articles from around the world, case reports and correspondence.

The Society’s President serves for two years and is drawn alternately from the legal and medical professions. Click on NEWS to discover more about our current President.


Date:        13th October 2022

Speaker:  Simon Readhead QC, MA, BCL

Subject:    Presidential Address.

The Secretary will email the Zoom joining details shortly before the meeting.


Whilst we are continuing to use Zoom, recordings of recent meetings will be available to members to whom the Secretary will email the access and pass codes.


Members attending meetings in person are welcome to join the President, Speaker and Council members at our usual reception with wine soft drinks and canapes. A voluntary contribution of £10 per person would be appreciated.

*  Subject to Covid Regulations – please check this site before attending the meeting



Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will take place at 7 pm at the Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB, followed by a drinks reception. For further information, see our programme.

Annual membership is currently £100 which includes the print edition of the Journal. To join click on “Membership” above.

The Medico-Legal Society is a Registered Charity, charity number 214508.